Louise is a designer, researcher, maker and lecturer specialising in research and development surrounding future fashion and textile systems and sustainable innovation. She is interested in new fashion systems that challenge the current landscape both from a material and manufacturing perspective, exploring social and political impact and potential simultaneously.
Louise is currently co-curating Ties that Bind with Rachel Dedman, the State of Fashion Biennale in Arnhem 2024. She has also recently worked on projects with bio-designers Faber Futures, and led material innovation for textile waste reuse design agency ReWeave from 2021-2023. In 2022, she worked extensively developing materials and working methodology for the creation of Cecilia Vicuña’s large-scale Turbine Hall commission at Tate Modern.
Louise has designed clothing and textiles in-house for various UK designers, including Roksanda (2014-2016) and Faye and Erica Toogood, with whom she’s worked consistently since 2016. She has an intimate understanding of a rich variety of design and manufacture techniques, from hand-made to industrial, as well as the intricate internal operations of the fashion design and manufacture industry.